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Kazakhstan took delivery of two more Su-30SM fighter jets.

| 2016
World Defense & Security News - Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan took delivery of two more Su-30SM fighter jets
Kazakhstan took delivery of a new batch of Su-30SM multirole fighter jets, the press service of the Kazakh Defense Ministry announced on Dec. 27, 2016. These are the 5th and 6th Su-30SM fighter jets delivered to the Kazakh Air Force, after the country ordered an undiclosed number of aircraft in February 2015.
Kazakhstan took delivery of two more Su 30SM fighter jets 640 001The 5th Su-30SM fighter jet delivered to the Kazakh Air Force
(Credit: Ministry of Defense of Kazakhstan)
One needs to have deep knowledge and constant self-improvement to operate the jet. In a year and a half, our pilots have successfully mastered this type of aircraft and participated in a number of drills. The supply of a new aviation vehicle will enable us to enhance security of flights and defense potential of Kazakhstan Armed Forces in whole,” stated Deputy Commander of the Aviation Base for Educational and Ideological Activity, Lieutenant-Colonel Temirtas Ibrayev.

A first batch of four Su-30SM jets was delivered to Kazakhstan in May 2015 as part of agreements reached earlier between Kazakh and Russian defense ministries. The aircraft appeared during a parade in Astana commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Soviet victory in World War II.

The Su-30SM is considered as 4+ gen jet fighter. The new version has been upgraded based on Russian military requirements for radar, radio communications systems, friend-or-foe identification system, ejection seats, weapons, and other aircraft systems. The aircraft is equipped with the Bars-R radar and the wide-angle HUD.


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